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If you've joined the remote-work revolution, you might have the opportunity to move wherever you want for the first time in your career. Explore: GOBankingRates' Best Credit Cards for 2023Find Out: 5…

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Mailing a Holiday Check? Here’s How To Protect Monetary Gifts From Fraud

While giving money to your loved ones this holiday season is a very nice gesture, there are also some on the naughty list who have their eye on the mail this time of year and are looking to steal…

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51% of Shoppers Cutting Back on Black Friday This Year — What To Do With the Money You Save

Soaring inflation in 2022 has convinced more than half of U.S. consumers to spend less this Black Friday compared to last year, according to a new survey from consumer research platform Attest. Those…

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Crowdfunding Charity Scams Flourish During Holidays — How To Protect Your Donations

Tis' the season for giving, especially with Giving Tuesday just around the corner. But scammers certainly won't be taking a holiday according to a recent AARP poll. Charity scams are quite common…

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The 5 Top Black Friday and Cyber Monday Scams To Look Out For This Year

Scammers are always figuring out new ways to con online shoppers, but during the season of giving (and of buying) they tend to be extra aggressive. Consumers need to be especially vigilant so as to…

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Social Security Raises Work Credit Amount to $1,640 — How It Could Impact Your Retirement Benefits

The Social Security Administration has announced changes for 2023, including the value of one work credit rising from $1,510 to $1,640. See: What Is the Average Social Security Benefit at Age 62?More:…

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Food Stamps Schedule: November 2022 CalFresh Benefits in California and Where To Get SNAP EBT Discounts

CalFresh, California's version of SNAP, provides monthly food assistance to low-income households that meet state and federal eligibility guidelines. Benefits are distributed on the same monthly…

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Commuters may think of a train ride as a dull, bare-bones trek on the Long Island Railroad or even an affordable Amtrak trip. Either of these modes of transportation will get you where you're going….

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